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Nameplate GOLD COAST. Ex Stanier 4-6-0 Jubilee Class Locomotive built at Crewe Works in 1934. Originally numbered 5610 then later 45610 by BR. Named in 1936 after the then British Colony in West Africa, it was a well cherished, Derby locomotive throughout its career. When Gold Coast became independent in 1960 and changed to Ghana, the locomotive was renamed by the High Commissioner Mr E.O. Asafu-Adjaye at Euston station on 12th December 1958. Both Gold Coast nameplates were destined for the scrap bin but were recovered by a then Derby Works Engineer, who was allowed to purchase them for the scrap value. One plate was given to a friend, this one kept, much to the envy of many ex Derby Works men and other enthusiasts over the years. Punch marked twice on the rear indicating it to be the right hand plate, it measures 34

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Auction: November 2010 , Lot: 200
Sold for: £10,000
Nameplate GOLD COAST. Ex Stanier 4-6-0 Jubilee